How Much Does Composite Roofing Cost?
$10,100 - $41,850
$10,100 - $41,850
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated March 8, 2022Written by HomeAdvisor.
Depending on material type, installing composite roofing costs $1 to $16 per square foot or about $22,000 for a 2,400-square-foot house. But you could pay as little as $10,000 or as much as $42,000, depending on the exact type of shingle and your home's size.
Project prices depend on several factors:
Size: Contractors often price estimates per square foot.
Pitch: Steeper roofs are more labor-intensive and cost more.
Type of roof: Split-level homes cost more than a standard 2-story house.
Additional work: Expect to pay more to remove existing shingles ($0.80 to $1.35 extra per square foot).
Composite shingles by themselves range from $110 to $1,600 per square. A square covers 100 square feet.
|Type of Shingle||Price Range per Square||Common Brands|
|Bargain grade||$110 – $700||EcoStar|
|Builder grade||$570 – $830||CertainTeed, Enviroshake|
|Value grade||$770 – $1,150||DaVinci Roofscapes, Brava|
|Architect grade||$1,100 – $1,600||CeDUR|
Composite shake shingles range from $325 to $950 per square. For comparison, a real cedar shake roof costs anywhere between $400 to $670 per square.
Real cedar shake shingles are typically more expensive than composite. They also don’t last as long and require upkeep every 2 to 5 years. Composite shingles cost less and are much more durable.
Including installation, composite roof tiles average $400 to $600 per square or $4 to $6 per square foot. This style is common for homes emulating Spanish roofing and architecture.
Labor typically makes up 60% of total costs. You'll likely pay between $10,000 and $16,470 for the labor alone.
However, there are additional factors to keep in mind when figuring out total costs. In addition to labor, roof size matters. For instance, if you’ve got a roof that's larger than the standard size, it will likely cost more since there's more square footage to cover. Steeper roof pitches will also raise your labor costs.
Installing an asphalt roof costs $8,700 on average; a synthetic slate roof costs $9,450 but costs could range from $7,700 to $11,800 for a 2,000 square foot roof.
|Life Expectancy||10-20 years||30-50 years|
|Average Roof Repair Costs||$875||$450|
|Environmental Impact||Gives off toxic fumes when recycled||Oftentimes made from recycled materials|
While more expensive to install, composite roofs are significantly more durable than asphalt. Plus, if you live in a warmer climate with a lot of sun, asphalt shingles are prone to cracking and could need more repairs (or a full replacement).
Other than their stunning appearance, one of the biggest draws to composition roofing is its durability. However, you need a professional to make sure everything is well installed and built to last.
DIY roofing also poses many safety risks. For the safest and best job done, find a roofer near you.
Composite roofing is a mixture of a number of materials, including things like plastic, wood, asphalt, and laminate, to name a few. This combination of materials comes together to form a long-lasting shingle.
Composite shingles last anywhere from 30 to 50 years. Most composite manufacturers offer at least a 25-year warranty and many offer 50-year warranties because this type of roof is so durable.
Reshingling a roof is $5,000 to $10,000 on average. This isn’t too far from the average price to shingle a roof, which is between $5,000 and $12,000 (though it can reach as high as $120,000 based on several factors). You’d likely pay less to reshingle a roof if things like underlayment are already in place, whereas installing new shingling would add to the final cost.
There are lots of different composite shingle colors to choose from. A single roof manufacturer might offer 20 or more color choices.
Many composite manufacturers use 100% (or close to 100%) recycled materials to make their shingles. Brands like Brava and Enviroshake use 100% and 95% post-consumer recycled material, respectively.